Degradation analysis of solar photovoltaic modules: Influence of environmental factor

  title={Degradation analysis of solar photovoltaic modules: Influence of environmental factor},
  author={Rong Pan and Joseph M. Kuitche and Govindasamy Tamizhmani},
  journal={2011 Proceedings - Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium},
The degradation of solar photovoltaic module is associated with the outdoor weather condition at the product's use location. In this paper we propose a practical method to integrate this auxiliary information into the reliability prediction. Multi-year field data of degradation measurements of PV modules installed in Mesa, Arizona, are analyzed. Temperature is found to be a significant factor that influences the PV degradation process. 

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